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$40,000 per person event at the intercontinental hotel. there is then a dinner that bill graham civic auditorium, $20,000 a ticket and a fundraising concert, tickets started at $100 per person. >> i was here, the first time he ran for the office, and it is very important i continue my support for him. >> i think he is amazing. and i want to give all the support i can and i am going to see the president. >> you can see bubbles rising from supporters of president obama, hundreds lined up waiting to get inside the bill graham civic auditorium. not everyone is thrilled about his appearance. you can see protesters, they are making their presence known, coming up, why they feel
betrayed by the president and what they plan to do tonight. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> prior to arriving in the bay area the president made a stop near bakersfield where he dedicated a monument at the home of the late cesar chavez. >> this is not a monument to one man. the movement was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same. >> it is where cesar chavez lived and worked for 20 years. the site where the farm house is located is where cesar chavez is buried. today the president accompanied susie cesar chavez -- cesar chavez's wife to the grave. tonight the president will attend a dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium. that will be prepared by local
celebrity chefs. it will be followed by a $200 per person concert. president obama is then set to spend the night here before leaving tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. from san francisco international airport where he will be headed to ohio. www.ktvu.com has more on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt romney. 45% supporting president obama. mittaccording to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could
still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the
protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war protesters took to the street, they broke countless windows. >> like every month. horrible. >> reporter: clean up begins, deja vu for many businesses after a night of a protest. >> every time something happens, you know, they tear up our city. we have all these murders and
all that. >> this mayor can not continue -- >> reporter: he says since last october protest done by groups like occupy cost the city $6.7 million and that number is growing. he expects more to be spent on lawsuits. >> we have to send a clear message, we will not allow you to do this. >> i am all for people's rights but all they are doing is damaging things for other people. >> reporter: police say the reason why there were no arrests is because by the time officers responded it was over. police are looking over surveillance video from businesses in the area and say in the past they were able to make arrests. in the news room, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco police released mug shots of some of those who were arrested
saturday. investigators arrested more than 20 people and only one person is an actual resident of san francisco. police think some of those may have been involved in another protest last month. most were arrested on riot. police say they damaged cars and businesses near california and battery streets. some say the police over reacted and used too much force while making arrests. dozens gathered at city hall today calling to officially remove suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi from office. the rally comes on the eve of the board's board to decide if domestic violence should cost him his job. they urged them to move forward with the progress towards ending domestic violence. they don't believe ross mirkarimi is qualified at this time to protect victims of
domestic violence. the vote is set to come after testimony, mayor ed lee and ross mirkarimi's lawyers. his wife plans to attend the hearing in support of her husband. the california highway patrol is investigating a crash that injured two bicycle riders. they were in a group of four riding on highway 29 this afternoon. the california highway patrol says a car hit them after 12:30 p.m. both bike riders suffered major injuries. the driver stayed at the scene and coping with -- cooperating with investigators. the record high gas prices in california. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with more.
>> reporter: if indication are, if nothing else goes wrong, this may be spiked out now. dianne feinstein asked to investigate the pain at the pump. she says despite a shut down, gas production in the state last week was almost as high as a year ago and stalk piles were equal to last year. >> i think it is a good question. i would like to know why myself. >> i think it is difficult to discern from the data whether there is some sort of behavior going on. >> reporter: fact is, gas stations can charge whatever they want, and refiners can make as much or as little as they want. governor jerry brown said he is directing the board take whatever steps that are necessary to allow for an early transition for winter blend gas. >> the claim is it will
increase supply by 8-10%. that will cause a drop in the price of gas. >> i think it is -- the time is so little it doesn't matter. >> reporter: san francisco gas is at $4.74 a gallon. a penny higher than sunday when dianne feinstein and governor jerry brown announced their actions. a week ago gas was 46 cents cheaper. 84 cents cheaper than a year ago. >> unfortunate situation that we don't know what is going on. >> reporter: he also asked for an investigation and coming up, what they are saying about how soon prices could fall. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. oakland police are investigating a pair of shooting. the latest happened in north oakland at 12:40 a.m. this morning.
investigators say there is conflicting information about where the victim was in a car or on the street. the victim was treated for a gun shot wound at a hospital and in stable condition tonight. two hours earlier a man was shot while driving a car on church street. officers say the victim showed up in a car that had been riddled with bullets. he is in stable condition. investigators do not believe they are related. the fbi just left a home in contra costa county. 12 fbi technicians were there to help police investigation the death of a woman. susie ko was found dead friday inside her home. a autopsy report says she was stabbed and suffered head trauma. they also continue to look for the family's car that was stolen. the family and friend eare
gathering at -- gathering to hold a candlelight vigil tonight. we know the name of a six- year-old girl who was killed on saturday. she was hit along with two pedestrians by a woman who lost control of a van at st. andrews church. the other two victims are expected to survive. the driver ask cooperating with investigators and hasn't been arrested or sited. arve this weekend -- after this weekend's playoff performances both bay area baseball teams find themselves down but not out yet. >> man, the oakland a's lost yesterday in detroit. the tigers won 5-4 on that sacrifice fly. the a's now trail 2-0. game three is tomorrow night at the
colosseum. if the a's lose their season is over. >> second inning. >> same with the giants. they play a must-win game tomorrow after losing last night to the cincinnati reds at at&t park. the reds won 9-0. the giants now have to win three games in a row in cincinnati. ryan vogelsong pitches game two tomorrow. and coming up the rally that will be getting underway for a's fans. we are going to take you there live. indescribable. >> laser danger. the new program set up to prevent laser attacks on airplanes. a chance of sprinkles in the five-day forecast, when you could expect those. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover,
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jerry hill is crying foul to semprarily suspend hearings into the san bernardino explosion. they filed a request for a halt to allow talks to get underway. he says an administrative judge held a hearing this morning and decided on a week long postponement. airplane pilots say they have been coming underattack by laser pointer -- under attack by laser pointer. ktvu's rob roth is here with how the fbi is joining the fight. the problem with laser pointer attacks on aircraft has
been such a big problem the fbi designed a new unit to combat this crime. >> reporter: this shows what pilots are facing, laser pointer distracting and blinding. >> standing in his driveway. >> reporter: moments later. >> we have him in custody. >> right on. you guys are awesome. >> reporter: authorities say the number of laser pointer attacks are soring. >> indescribable how bright it is. one of those things like a lightning flash you aren't prepared till it happened. >> reporter: in 2005 there were 283 incident. this year they predict 3700. last year there were 53 attacks
at this airport. at sfo 31. authorities say technology improved the power and the internet made it easier and cheaper to buy. the fbi established a working group. >> i wonder if people understand that when they shine a laser in the eye of a pilot that they could cause great harm if the pilot is not able to continue to fly the plane safely. >> reporter: a new law makes pointing a laser pointer at a aircraft punishable by 5 years in prison. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. regulators issued southeast and deicist orders against two companies -- desist orders against two companies. the public utilities commission says the companies do not have
the correct permits. they are required to make sure drivers are properly licensed, screened and insured. they issued a similar order last year against a third company but they are still operating. computer problem led to flight delays alaska airlines. waits up to 4 hours were reported in seattle where they are the largest carrier. officials say in the bay area delays lasted 35points up to an hour -- 35 minutes up to an hour. sprint had a cable outage that shut down their computer system. 75 flight on alaska and horizon air were canceled. technicians fixed the problem by noon time but delays will last the rest of the day. some people are asking did
you feel it? a 3.3 earthquake shook the area. it was near green valley. people say they felt shaking as far away as napa. let's talk about our weather. fantastic weekend. >> nice looking week, fall like as we move into the week. it is fall. the over night lows, some of the over night lows down into the upper 30s. and low 40s. chilly out there. no different tonight. cool in the north bay valleys. clouds outside right now. patchy fog. you see the high clouds out there. that is because after the weather system was sitting off shore is still there. winds at 8 miles per hour at the golden gate bridge. water temperature 60 degrees and winds in redwood city, 20 miles per hour out of the west. fairly typical weather.
what is not typical is this here, this high pressure -- no -- well, yeah. that is why there is a chance of sprinkles into the forecast, the five-day forecast. by sitting here it is ushering in cool air, a few clouds as well and keeping the over night lows cool and keeping the fog away. making it tough for it to form. over night lows, 43 in santa rosa. 43 napa. fremont 52 degrees. that is cool. 53 in san jose tomorrow morning. that is downtown. cool. tomorrow morning it will be chilly. that is how it will be all week. north bay valleys, forestville, temperatures are down into the upper 30s, maybe even mid-30s. chilly. high pressure sitting to the east of us. low pressure is giving us this
temperature drop. as it its there today, temperatures, last week, this week, 60s mostly. a few low 70s. when i come back, i will track this low. as it moves east it will throw up a chance of sprinkles. a chance of sprinkles back in the forecast. two reports out today are casting doubt on the economic recovery. they cut the forecast. it indicates exports are slowing ahead of global economic uncertainty. also, wall street analysts expect earnings to fall 2.7%. earning season kicks off tomorrow. an wall street today the dow is
down 26 to 13,583. the nasdaq is down 23 at 3,112. the s&p is down 5 to 1,455. a researcher won the nobel prize for medicine. he discovered that ordinary human cells can we reprogrammed into stem cells. you see him here at work in his lab in japan. he shares the award with a british researcher. coming up, a warning about buying drugs online. plus turns out yesterday's space x rocket launch wasn't quite perfect, what happened just seconds after lif off -- lift off. >> and why a meningitis outbreak isn't as bad as once thought.
>> we used to launch 80% of the commercial satellites in this country here in florida but we lost that market to the french, china and russia. >> nasa says the success will help the industry. a meningitis outbreak may not be as severe as previously thought. 13,000 may have received shots contaminated but today officials say they expect far fewer meningitis cases. 105 patients in nine states have been diagnosed so far and 8 of them have died. the product which is under recall was not used here in california. officials are cracking down on internet pharmacies selling
counterfeit medications. the fda said today it shut down more than 18,000 illegal pharmacy websites and seized 4 million doses of fake medicine. officials say the generic versions are often infective and dangerous. the fda is working with agencies from 100 different countries. authorities say there are 79 arrests associated with this sweep. we are live in oakland where the a's fans are getting ready to cheer on the home team. more ahead. >> hope is not a strategy. >> mitt romney about the president's foreign policy, what he would do differently to increase heat in the middle east.
complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> the season is on the line for the a's after losing 2 straight to the tigers in their best of 5 series. even though they are down, they are not out. if they win three straight they could still advance. happening now, ktvu's lorraine blanco is outside city hall where a pep rally is just getting started there. >> reporter: they have got their rally towels. you can see right now more than 100 fans have gathered out here. both the a's and giants fans are doing everything they can to push their team to another title. >> reporter: the green and gold
is feeling average after two painful losses to the tigers. the athletics need to win three games to stay in but at least they will be at home. >> we have the loudest fan base in the league. best fans as well. i think it will help the team. >> i am excited. nervous. we haven't been here since 2006. >> reporter: across the bridge, fans admit they have a sick feeling after last night's loss to the reds. >> nerve-wracking. i think the giants will come through because of the pitching staff. i didn't expect them to lose the last two games. >> reporter: last night may have been the worst shut out in giant history but fans say playing in cincinnati will help. >> when they are away, they always win. knock on wood. >> supporters of both teams still think there is a chance
for a all bay world series. >> that will be really cool. earthquake and all. the celebration out here goes till 6:30 p.m. the a's play tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. the giants play in cincinnati at 2:37 p.m. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> despite all that support the a's ownersship say they are not going to refew -- ownership say they are not going to remove the tarps for the series. if the a's play another day, the other two games will likely sell out. fans say removing the tarp will allow more folks to show up making it more exciting and louder but officials say restricting the rowd to 35,000 create -- crowd to 35,000 creates a more close environment. mitt romney was in virginia
giving a major foreign policy address. ktvu's ann rubin is here with how mitt romney accused president obama of a lack of leadership. >> reporter: that's right. mitt romney hoping to win over voters at home. >> reporter: in front of a crowd mitt romney tried to differentiate his foreign policy from president obama. mitt romney said the risk of conflict is higher now than when the president took office. he said he would increase military spending, arm syrian rebels and tighten sanctions on iran, on israel he would restart peace negotiations. >> reckless. >> reporter: just before the speech the obama campaign
described his summer trip abroad and questions his first response to attacks on the u.s. embassy in libya. it is similar to what president obama said in a interview. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and name later. as president you can't do that. >> reporter: till mitt romney hoping to capitalize on the momentum of his debate performance. >> reporter: international relations will take center stage at the october 22 debate. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan continued with the attack on president obama today, in michigan he said the president's foreign policy isn't working. >> two dozen nations were
burning our flags. you see, if we project weakness abroad, our adversaries are more willing to test us. >> he said last month's attack in ben gonsy is not -- benghazi is not a isolated incident. paul ryan and vice president joe biden will face-off thursday night at 6:00 p.m. from kentucky and we will show it to you live right here on ktvu. the men who became california's first black lieutenant governor is being remembered today. he died yesterday in los angeles. he worked as a janitor, union organizer and teacher before beginning his political career in 1963. became lieutenant governor in 1974. his wife said he lived his life with no regrets.
in advance of hearings into the attacks of libya that took the life of chris stevens and threes or, they are asking what went wrong with security. >> we have got diplomats and employees around the world who are serving in dangerous places and we need to make sure that america has their back. >> there is word today at u.s. ambassador chris stevens wanted a security team to stay longer than scheduled. a official said that request never made it to the state department. jerry sandusky is certain to say he is innocent as he is sentenced tomorrow, this is according to his defense attorney. he says no one else is expected to speak on behalf of jerry sandusky. he will be sentenced on 45
. youtube video of a brawl between two wedding parties in philadelphia. the fight broke out sunday morning and it may have involved as many as 100 people. according to some reports one man was arrested for assaulting a police officer. one man died but it is not clear if he was part of the fighting. >> apple is offering a solution for the iphone 5 issue. users are complaining about a purple halo when they took pictures. apple said users should move the camera or shield the lens with your hand. they say it can happen to the most expensive cameras. f google is -- google is addressing a
issue with google tv. users needed to open up a web product for ordering. google plans to roll out an upgrade so users can now make purchases from the tv. criticism over soda intensifies. they are displaying how many calories are in each drink. it will launch next year. these machines increase the availability of lower calorie drinks drinks -- drinks. danny devito and rhea perlman are calling it quits. the couple is separating after 30 years of marriage. the two of them worked together on taxi back in the 1970s. they have three adult children. the motto is go big or go
home. which of these won the big prize at the pumpkin weigh-off today. >> i am back here in a few minutes, patchy fog at the coast and the latest model, a chance of sprinkles in your neighborhood. i will show you the model when i return. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it.
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brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. tension is growing with syrian rebels taking control of a town along the turkish
boarder. >> turkish forces fired into serious today. the 6th day of cross boarder shelling. the president says he will do whatever it takes to protect his country. >> what needs to be done is being done and that will continue. >> turkey has floated floated the idea that the vice president take over if the president stems down and officials hope -- steps down and officials hope the will be change sooner rather than later. a matter of national security, the house intelligence committee says that they are working with the chinese government and that equipment made by the companies could be used for espaean wash. -- estpen wash. halloween is around the corner.
if you want to see big pumpkins we got them. ktvu's allie rasmus was in half moon bay and shows us the winner that pumpkin weigh-off. it was so big it set a record today. >> here we go. >> reporter: at 1775 pounds this was the winner of the pumpkin weigh-off. cash prize for growing this? $10,650. >> my family is my secret. i couldn't do this without support. everybody that grows is because they have somebody behind them. >> reporter: today was the end of a long journey from seed to full grown squash, fertilizer and tlc. he had a 1400-pound pumpkin. >> if you get the soil right and the weather is just right and you get everything else just right, maybe you will get lucky enough.
>> reporter: for many the biggest challenge is just bringing it here. >> getting it on the roads. they are strapped and packed and placed on beds for the bumpy drive. >> reporter: this year there was an extra prize for any pumpkin weighing or than a ton. >> we will give the winning grower $25,000. that is enticing. >> reporter: even though none of the pumpkins reached mark, they were big enough to delight the crowds. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. cooler weather, i think it felt like fall. >> it does. amazing how quickly it turned. last week, 100 degrees. and now it is feeling like
fall. over night lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. yeah. it is turning. outside. you can see the current temperatures. 68 redwood city. 67 oakland. temperatures today, the official highs from the national weather service, we go back to last week, 103 in antioch. today 73 degrees. a big drop in temperatures. temperatures this week, lots of 60s and low 70s. a weak low-pressure system off shore that is giving us this fall like weather pattern and high clouds. tomorrow, more of the same. a chance of a shower in the extended forecast. and a slight chance for a sprinkle in the bay area
tomorrow and wednesday. mid-60s, low 70s. antioch, 72 degrees. still not cold but not as warm as a week ago. cool mornings. chance of showers because of the low-pressure system. as it gets closer to us tomorrow and wednesday and wednesday night there is a chance of a sprinkle. you will see how slight a chance it is. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, fog on the coast. high clouds and right there. 1:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, right? south of san jose, morgan hill, mountains, the low is tracking south and east. one more time. a sprinkle north. cloverdale, morgan hill and mountains. dicey forecast. tough to nail. there is a slight chance of a
sprinkle in the bay area, south bay and north bay tomorrow mid- afternoon. i don't think we will see anything but if we do it will be light. the main impact with the low will be the impact on temperatures, 60s in the valley. 68 in san jose. 68 milpitas. we are not talking about fire danger and here we are in the heart of it. we are dealing with temperatures like these, five- day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, a chance of showers. really, that is what we think about this time of year. that is the headline every day. we haven't been doing that. >> when do we get the first real rain? early november. [ talking at the same time ] >> we have a ways to go. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> thank you. a world record that is
going to the dogs. the incredible dog challenge in st. louis and a california dog is top dog this year. from san diego. smashed the world record, leaping 32 feet 3 inches. look at him go. the head of the postal service calls for the end of saturday delivery, why he says that could actually save the agency.
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there is one test that is being performed on children more and more often. researchers found the use of ct scans on children high sky rocketed. the number of times it was use went from 1% in 1998 to 15% in 2008. it give concern to some since this type of radiation may boost cancer risk. the postal service wants to do away with saturday services. the head of the service says
ending saturday deliveries would save $3 billion a year. he says the change is needed with so many people paying their bills online. >> as the mail volume goes down you have to make changes to make up for the loss. >> the fate lies with the house of representatives. he is hoping congress approves an aid package. >> the american public depend on us, we need to get these issues revolved. >> he says he hopes to drop saturday service by memorial day next may. in addition they are seeking other changes including how they make pension payments. implementing all changes could make them profitable again. that hasn't happened since 2007. new study will examine fish oil and whether it can help
prevent suicides among veterans. some will be given omega-3 fatty acids. veterans commit 20% of all u.s. suicides. the world's largest hot air balloon festival is underway in new mexico. look at these pictures. 500 balloons launched yesterday morning at the albuquerque balloon festival. bad weather pushed back the event but visitors forgot about the clouds when they saw all the colorful balloons rising. only on 2 tonight, a public display that is sparking more than just a debate about politics. >> and liven san francisco, where supporters are filling the bill graham civic auditorium for president obama.
arrive. >> election day is a month away, will your vote be counted, the one thing some do differently. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> some are calling it threatening. ktvu's robert handa is live with a look at a display by a homeowner who is denouncing president obama. robert? >> reporter: over nigh shoulder you can see the deplay some call racist -- display some call racist. thanks to the internet people can get a close look and determine its message for themselves. >> reporter: many people we saw today took a second look